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Home #6 - Group B
Bay Area Contracting

1839 Memory Lane, Arbutus Lake

3 Awards

Judge's Awards

Group B:  Best Interior, Best Master Suite, Best Craftsmanship

#6 Bay Area Contracting


Bay Area Contracting and BAC Design Group is proud to present Lakemore Black, 1 of 10 luxury vacation homes built as a part of Lakemore Retreat & Resort on beautiful Arbutus Lake. BAC is one of Northern Michigan’s premier residential design and construction firms. Launched in 2007, Bay Area Contracting has grown year after year because of the company’s commitment to quality and strong client relationships. A recent expansion of services (excavation, trim, tile, woodshop) has allowed BAC to provide a one-of-a-kind building experience that is truly custom and Lakemore Resort is a beautiful collaboration of all our divisions.

The design of Lakemore Resort was largely based on the previous work at Lakemore Retreat, a separate project that was featured in the 2015 Parade of Homes. The objective was to build seven structurally identical homes, while achieving seven unique interior designs that would allow guests to easily identify which home they want to stay in. Each property’s design was planned to be centered upon a distinct color – that color would be incorporated throughout the exterior and interior elements of the seven lakeside cottages.

Lakemore Black features a style not often seen in Northern Michigan and offers a clear contrast to the Teal House (despite having nearly identical layouts). The Black house takes inspiration from the Southwestern United States. Black cabinets and interior doors contrasted with a pickled oak island, terracotta tile and color accents create a fun and unique vacation experience. All Lakemore Resort homes feature an open concept kitchen, dining, four seasons screened porch with heated tile floor & gas fireplace, and a main level living room with an electric water vapor fireplace. Views from Arbutus Lake are featured in all the main living areas, and new leather furniture offers the perfect seat to take it all in. Pay attention to design details meant to increase the longevity and practicality of these homes which were built to rent: stylish barnwood shiplap in all busy hallways, hooks in all entryways, bedrooms and bathrooms, stylish tile wainscoting in bathrooms, swanstone panels in the showers, durable LVT flooring, open concept closets/vanities in the sleeping areas and custom designed built in beds with easily accessible charging stations and reading lights.

Black Main
Black Upper
Black Lower